AWS has collaborated with Udacity to award 2,500 students with scholarships in 2023. Through the ‘AWS AI & ML Scholarship Program’ students will be able to learn crucial skills to avail new career opportunities in the demanding field of artificial intelligence.
The scholarship program aims to help underrepresented and underserved students to learn foundational machine learning concepts as they prepare for a fruitful career in one of today’s fastest-growing fields.
All the participants will be able to access more than 20 hours of free training modules and tutorials on the basics of ML through the AWS DeepRacer Student platform. All 2,000 students in the AWS AI & ML Scholarship Program can join monthly “Ask Me Anything” seminars with industry’s leading practitioners from Amazon, in addition to tutoring from Udacity program mentors and instructors. The top 500 participants will also have 1:1 mentoring from advisors from AWS, Udacity, and other institutions through Udacity Connect.
AWS AI & ML Scholarship applications started on Udacity’s website on June 1 and will stay open till September 30. Last date to complete prerequisites on the AWS DeepRacer Student platform to earn scholarship access on Udacity is September 30. The scholarship recipients will be notified on October 9. The AWS AI & ML Scholarship Nanodegree program begins on October 16.
There is no application fee for the program. Moreover, all aspects of AWS DeepRacer Student, the service used to meet the application requisites, are free for students to use. Students over the age of 16 that identify as underserved or underrepresented in the tech industry and are currently enrolled in high school or college can apply.
Students can begin the application process by signing up for AWS DeepRacer Student and selecting the AI & ML Scholarship program. They can track progress for the scholarship program requirements on AWS DeepRacer Student. Students will get a unique code via email that can be used to submit the application once prerequisites are completed.